Catuaba is an herb. People use the bark to make medicine.
Catuaba bark extract is categorized as a stimulant and is even related to the coca plant. But, you can relax. Catuaba doesn’t contain any of the alkaloids found in cocaine. Catuaba bark does contain, however, three specific alkaloids believed to support a healthy libido. Some catuaba even contains yohimbine, another natural aphrodisiac.
Catuaba bark extract is used to heighten sexual arousal and treat male sexual performance problems. It is also used for agitation, trouble sleeping related to high blood pressure, nervousness, ongoing mental and physical fatigue (neurasthenia), poor memory or forgetfulness, skin cancer; and as a tonic.